Yoga Classes are led by by Marlo DiCrasto, an American qualified instructor, taking place on campus every Monday from 7 to 8 pm. Classes are either held on the Building B terrace (weather-permitting) or in classroom B304.
Mat Pilates Classes are also led by Marlo DiCrasto and follow on directly after the Yoga classes - the same location, the same day, from 8 to 9 pm.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, all are welcome at these classes. If you are interested in attending, please stop by the Student Life office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
"Since I like being active, I joined pilates to stay in shape. This would also be a nice way to meet people outside of my classes. [This] has enhanced my time at AUR by keeping me active and introducing me to new people with different backgrounds but similar interests." - Ellie Wedge
Yoga and Pilates boost both the brain and the body, making it the perfect exercise for students. Below are just a few of the many benefits of these practices.
- Exercise boosts the production of new brain cells and protecting existing cells, aiding memory and learning. People also have significantly superior brain function after a mindful movement practice like Pilates or Yoga compared to aerobic exercise.
- Learning new movements in Yoga and Pilates challenges both the body and the mind.
- Yoga and Pilates activate the core, which in turn activates the nervous system, resulting in better communication between the brain and the body, with the added bonuses of stress-relief and mood boosting.
- The concentration required in Pilates and Yoga is a form of mindfulness, and there have been many studies on the positive impact of this, including anxiety relief, insomnia relief, stress relief, lower blood pressure, and unlocking creative thinking – to name just a few.
- Both Yoga and Pilates improve flexibility, muscle strength, posture, blood circulation, and lung capacity.
For the full article on the benefits of Yoga and Pilates, click here.